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Kochi fishermen killing: MEA summons Italian ambassador
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Sunday summoned Italian ambassador Giacomo Sanfelice Di Monteforte seeking cooperation over recent killing of Indian fishermen by Italian vessel crew off the Kochi shores. ANI

Arunachal and Bhutan agree to work towards boosting tourism through mutual cooperation
In a historic step to strengthen bilateral ties between Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh, a delegation from Bhutan headed by Chairman Dupthop today agreed to work towards enhancing tourist inflow through mutual cooperation. ANI

57 percent poll turnout in fourth phase of UP elections
Over 57 percent polling was registered till 5 pm in the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections on Sunday. ANI

BJP says Congress is engaged in a 'friendly fight' with SP, BSP
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Arun Jaitley said here on Sunday that the Congress party is involved in a 'friendly fight' with their competitors, Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), as it requires support of one of them to form a government at the centre. ANI

Jairam Ramesh denies rift with Trinamool
Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday denied rift with Trinamool Congress party in West Bengal. ANI

Jammu and Kashmir Govt. upgrades post offices with computerization
People in Srinagar welcomed the initiative taken by the state government to upgrade all the post offices in the region with latest computer technology. ANI

Global media to watch Antony's visit
Defence Minister AK Antony is scheduled to arrive here on a two-day trip to attend the golden jubilee of Statehood Day on February 19. ANI

Krishna seeks full cooperation from Italian authorities in fishermen killing case
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna sought full cooperation from his Italian counterpart and Italian authorities with the law enforcement agencies of Kerala for probing the matter of shooting two fishermen off southern coast by crew of Italian vessel 'Enrica Lexie'. ANI

Security forces recover explosives in Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir
Security forces have recovered two Improvised Explosive Devices (IED's) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri District. ANI

Police baton charge voters outside a polling booth in Raibareilly, UP
Police on Sunday baton charged angry voters protesting against missing names from the voting list, outside a polling booth in Uttar Pradesh's Raibareilly District. ANI

25 percent voter turnout till noon in fourth phase of UP polls (Lead: 4th phase)
Over 25 percent voters exercised their franchise on Sunday, in the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh polls till noon. ANI

Gujarat CM Modi criticises Central Govt. for constituting NCTC
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday criticised the Central Government's decision to set up the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) without consulting the State Governments. ANI

Will continue to address rallies despite tragic fall from chopper: Amar Singh
Rashtriya Lok Manch (RLM) chief Amar Singh has said that he would continue to address election rallies as scheduled despite a tragic fall from a chopper. ANI

Rahul Gandhi's election campaign called 'theatrics' by Sushma Swaraj
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj has called election campaign of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi ' theatrics', which would not translate into votes. ANI

Safeguarding Ladakhs cultural heritage
The arid land of Ladakh truly reflects the age old beliefs of Buddhism evident through the mesmerising colourful prayer flags fluttering over the vast expanse of otherwise bland snow desert. It is a land of rich culture, traditional knowledge and natural wonders. The strength of locals to tolerate the geographical and climatic extremities often leaves the visitors flabbergasted ANI

BJP terms government's decision to set up NCTC 'arbitrary'
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accused the Congress party of arrogance for its decision to set up the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) without taking state governments into confidence. ANI

Centre should have consulted state governments before constituting NCTC: Yechury
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) leader Sitaram Yechury has said the Central Government should have consulted state governments before constituting the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC). ANI

Polling begins for fourth phase of UP polls
Polling for the fourth phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh for 56 seats began at 7 a.m. today and will continue till 5 p.m. ANI

Uma Bharti confident of BJP win in UP
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti on Sunday expressed confidence about her party's victory in the UP assembly elections. ANI

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